Experimental nature generally characterizes Jeannette Ehlers’s work. Image manipulation is often included in the artist’s photographic and video based works. On these changeable terms meaning and identity are explored, in both a sophisticated and immediate way.
Jeannette Ehlers’ recent works all revolve around the Danish slave trade in the colonial era. The artist’s own ethnic background, with a Danish mother and a Father from Trinidad,W.I., adds extra strength to the works.Through digitally manipulated photographs and video installations, she puts The Transatlantic Slave Trade, blackness and black identity under the microscope.
In the video Black Magic at the White House (2009) Ehlers is performing a voudon dance in Marienborg, which has a strong connection to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It was built as a summer residence for the Commander Olfert Fischer in 1744.Several other of the period’s trading men have owned and put their stamp on Marienborg, and today it still plays an important role in Denmark, in terms of its position as the official residence of the country’s prime minister.
Her latest video work Black Bullets (2012) was filmed on location in Haiti and is inspired by The Haitian Revolution. The work is a homage to the act of revolt.
georgia o’keeffe, nude no. 12, 1917
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Lying was at the heart of all acts of betrayal. And so I understood that to tell the truth was the only way to make loving somebody a sane thing. — bell hooks in Wounds of Passion (via whyldthang)
One of my figure drawings - charcoal and pastel on paper.
Work on paper